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Eyre Peninsula

The Eyre Peninsula is a coastal wonderland that promises unique and unforgettable experiences.

It is located on the traditional lands of the Barngarla (Port Lincoln area), Nauo on the Southern Side, and Wirangu peoples further up the far west coast.

If you’re an adventure seeker, you’ll be thrilled to know that the Eyre Peninsula is one of the few places on Earth where you can come face to face with the ocean’s most majestic predators by taking a thrilling shark cage diving adventure.

But that’s not all – if you’re into marine life, you can also dive into the crystal-clear waters to swim with cuttlefish, these remarkable and incredibly intelligent creatures that change colours right before your eyes.

The Eyre Peninsula offers more than just these thrilling aquatic experiences; it’s also got pristine beaches, rugged cliffs, and a thriving seafood scene, so you can feast on the freshest catches.

It’s a coastal playground that’s perfect for those seeking a dose of adventure and a chance to get up close and personal with some of Australia’s most extraordinary marine life.

Where is the Eyre Peninsula?

The Eyre Penisula is the most western and largest of South Australia’s three peninsulas.

Top Towns

The top towns to visit on the Eyre Peninsula are:

  • Port Lincoln
  • Whyalla
  • Kimba
  • Streaky Bay

Top Attractions

The top things to see on the Eyre Peninsula are:

  • The beaches
  • Pildappa Rock
  • Whale watching

Top Things to Do

The top things to do on the Eyre Peninsula are:

  • Shark cage diving
  • Swimming with cuttlefish
  • Eating oysters at Coffin Bay
A huge boomerang shaped sign proclaiming Kimba is halfway across Australia

Eyre Peninsula

22 Enjoyable Things to do in Kimba

Kimba, South Australia, is a lonely town on Highway One, halfway across the top of Eyre Peninsula. It’s an important …

Landscape photo of a coastline. Tall cliffs drop into the sea on the right, with a bright blue sea on the left.

Eyre Peninsula, Itineraries, Road Trips

10 Day Eyre Peninsula Road Trip {2023}

Are you planning a road trip? This ten-day Eyre Peninsula road trip itinerary will show you the best of Eyre …

Fishing trawlers at the Port Lincoln Marina

Eyre Peninsula

25 Best Things to Do in Port Lincoln {2024}

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On a ridge looking down a road that disappears into the distance through a grassy plain

Eyre Peninsula

Exploring the Gawler Ranges National Park

Even though I grew up not too far away, visiting the Gawler Ranges National Park always seemed daunting. It is …

An underwater photo of cuttlefish

Eyre Peninsula, Attractions

Seeing the Giant Cuttlefish at Whyalla (Without getting wet!)

South Australia has some incredible and unique experiences, and this is one of them. Each winter, Giant Cuttlefish converge on …

People playing cricket on a beach

Eyre Peninsula

21 Great Things to do in Streaky Bay

Looking for the perfect beach getaway? Take a look at all these great things to do at Streaky Bay and …

A danger sign on a clifftop with waves pounding into it and spraying high in the air along Whalers Way

Eyre Peninsula, Attractions

The Hidden Coastline of Whalers Way

Whalers Way, located near Port Lincoln in South Australia, is a stunning coastal drive that offers visitors an opportunity to …

A small store with a sign on the side of it.

Eyre Peninsula, Accommodation

Venus Bay Beachfront Tourist Park Review

This Venus Bay Beachfront Tourist Park review was originally written by my husband, Simon. Recently my husband and I travelled …

Two humpback whales swimming in the ocean.

Eyre Peninsula, Attractions

Head of the Bight Whale Watching

There are probably not too many big attractions that are quite as isolated as Head of the Bight whale watching. …

A road sign that reads Nullarbor Plain, a famous landmark.

Eyre Peninsula

Exploring the Far West Coast, South Australia

Most people that come to the Far West Coast of South Australia do it during a trip between Adelaide and …

Large granite rocks making up part of murphy's haystacks

Eyre Peninsula

Exploring the West Coast, South Australia

The West Coast of South Australia is near and dear to my heart. It’s the place I was born and …

Two people with scuba gear underwater in a shark cage

Eyre Peninsula, Attractions

Shark Cage Diving in Port Lincoln

Are you looking for an adventure activity in South Australia? Shark cage diving in Port Lincoln could be for you! …

Three apartments side by side

Eyre Peninsula, Accommodation

Best Place to Stay in Port Lincoln

Ready to plan your trip to Port Lincoln in South Australia? Looking for the best place to stay in Port …

Looking from a hill over the buildings for a steelworks

Eyre Peninsula

19 Best Things to do in Whyalla

While growing up, Whyalla was a city I visited with my family from time to time, usually for medical appointments …

the side of a building with murals on it saying Tumby Bay

Eyre Peninsula, Attractions

Tumby Bay Street Art

Unless you are from South Australia, it’s likely that you have never heard of Tumby Bay. It’s a small town …

A beach with a wooden pier and a blue sky at Smoky Bay one of the small towns in South Australia

Attractions, Eyre Peninsula

Smoky Bay Oysters – SA Premium Oyster Tours

Smoky Bay oysters are not as well known as the ones from neighbouring Coffin Bay. I think they are even …